it was 1998. Marino got crippled 3/4 the way through the season, and damon huard was put in as qb. he won them enough games to get them into the playoffs. january 1999. jaguars and dolphins in the playoffs. they start washed up marino in favor of the guy who got them to the playoffs (think of it like belichick starting bledsoe in the playoffs instead of brady in 01). marino stinks up the joint so bad, throwing pick after pick, untill his defense gives up late in the 2nd quarter. i was screaming the whole time to give the ball to huard. when the score gets into the high 60's, yes, the 60's (due to marinos handful of picks, fumbles, and a tired defense who had been out on the field the whole day), they finally put huard in, in the fourth quarter. he scores 2 tds quickly, and the miami defense shuts the jags down. but it was too late. the record blowout was already done. and miami has been CURSED ever since. just think- what would have happened to the pats if bledsoe was alowed to stink up the joint after brady got them to the playoffs?? needless to say, i have been a pats fan since that day. i live and breathe pats now.